After a two decade hiatus, Alpina returned to motorsports last year with the Alpina B6 GT. Here are some behind the scenes look at the Alpina B6 GT during its first racing season. Based on BMWs 6-Series coupe, the B6 weighs under 3,000 pounds and gets a supercharged 4.4-liter V8 that gives more than 520 horsepower and 535 pound-feet of torque.
Although non-German speaking folks may not be able to understand the conversation, sometimes race cars like the B6 GT are best observed by simply watching and listening to the action.
Backed by a six-speed X-Trac sequential gearbox, the car is reportedly capable of hitting 62 miles-per-hour in 3.9 seconds en route to a top whack of at least 177 … CONTINUED
BMW has released these wallpapers of the gorgeously vicious looking E89 Z4 GT3. Private racing teams will be able to purchase the Z4 GT3 starting in the second half of this year, with an estimated price of approximately 298,000 Euro / 405,000 USD.
As of the end of last year, BMW Motorsport made available the BMW Z4 GT3 (powered by the M3′s V8) to private teams. Seen here in photos by Jon Sibal is the first E89 Z4 GT3 to be fielded by a race team —
Schubert Motorsport. The stunning Z4 racer is doing runs at the Paul Ricard High Test Track in France.
Today, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team began the 2010 American Le Mans season with a new livery on both BMW M3 racing cars, helping to tell BMW’s worldwide Story of Joy. The 2010 BMW M3 GT debuted at the traditional pre-season ALMS Winter Test in Sebring, Florida. The new livery features words and phrases emblematic of the spirit of the campaign, which was launched in North America on February 12th during coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympic Games.
Michelin and BMW will be tackling the series with the same three riders who will be flying the two firms colours in the Endurance World Championship, namely Matthieu Lagrive, the reigning French Champion S
One of the writers over @ Jalopnik was allowed into one of BMWs many secret warehouses while in Germany. What he was treated too was a true medly of some of BMWs greatest vehicles. Heres a quick quote from the article but follow the jump to read the entire story
: I was in Germany for the debut of the E90 3-series coupe and the technical backgrounder for the N54 turbo six. I was part of a small group of American journalists, and while we spent most of our time in and around BMWs new-car facility, we had dinner on … CONTINUED
BMW has announced a comprehensive contingency award program for BMW cars and BMW-powered cars in the 2010 GRAND-AM series races. They have fared very well so far in the 2010 GRAND-AM series. BMW race cars took #1-2 positions in the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and #2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona held Jan 29-31.
BMW Posts 2010 GRAND-AM Contingency Program
2.11.2010 | Press Release
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 9, 2010… BMW has announced a comprehensive contingency award program with increased awards for competitors racing BMW cars … CONTINUED
Its Official BMW has been given two invites to the 24 Hours of Le Mans under the banner of BMW Motorsport (works team). See below for the entire list. Notable new additions (in addition to the BMWs) is the return of Ford in GT1 and Jaguar in GT2.
2010 Le Mans 24 Hours Entry List (with nominated driver)
LMP1Team Peugeot Total – Peugeot 908 HDi FAP – Alexander Wurz
Team Peugeot Total – Peugeot 908 HDi FAP – Nicolas Minassian
Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 HDi FAP – Sebastien Bourdais
Audi Sport North America – Audi R15 TDI – Mike Rockenfeller
Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R15 TDI – Andre Lotterer
Audi Sport Team … CONTINUED
Team Moore Racing has announced that it has signed Junior Strous (JuniorM3) to drive its number 2 Xtreme Coil Drilling – Shell car for the 2010 season. The 23 year-old Dutchman will drive for TMR in his second season in the Firestone Indy Light Series as part of the Shell Driver Development Program.
His first season in Indy Lights included only five starts, but an impressive two wins. A veteran of the Atlantic Championship, Strous has been a successful driver since his childhood karting days. In fact, Strous has won championships in multiple auto racing disciplines: Sprint, Regular and Endurance Racing, Drifting, and Rally. His impressive resume includes 177 race starts, 48 wins, 60 podiums, 45 pole positions, and 45 fastest laps.